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Gov. Jindal breaks ground at new Plaquemine chemicals plant

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Posted: Aug 23, 2010 3:06 PM by Heather Harel
Updated: Aug 23, 2010 3:56 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: chemicals facility, Plaquemine, jobs, Governor Jindal, SNF Flopam, Inc., oil, natural gas

A new specialty chemicals facility is being built in Plaquemine and will provide more than 500 jobs.

Governor Bobby Jindal and SNF Flopam, Inc. officials are meeting today about the project.

News 2’s Kristy Davis is there and confirmed the plant will create 250 jobs for initial construction then hire 500 people permanently on-site.

The hiring will be over the course of five years, starting with 100 people after construction is finished then adding 100 jobs each year until the facility reaches capacity.

"...This new investment by Flopam means that we’re continuing to create more opportunity for our people so they can pursue their dreams right here at home. We’ve made incredible progress in just the past two years, but we will not rest until we can create a better Louisiana for our children," said Jindal.

The plant will create water-soluble polymers that can be used to clean up water and oil at natural gas and oil sites, as well as in water treatment.

For more, watch News 2 today at 5 and 6 pm. You can also go to http://www.snfplaquemine.com/.

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